April 10, 2012

A Doctor's Appointment with Two Munchkins in Tow

I was a crazy brave soul today. I had a Doctor's appointment and an ultrasound scheduled, and I decided to take both boys with me. I say decided a bit loosely since typically my Mom watches the boys for me, but she was unavailable so I put on my big girl boots and trudged to my appointment.

I wheeled Zach in his stroller, and Tyler was instructed to firmly keep his hand on the side of the stroller. I only knocked the poor child's head on the side of a door one time. Good thing I didn't attempt the double stroller today...because we would never have fit through the doorways. It all worked out fine though since he quickly forgot the head knock when he was allowed to push the elevator buttons.

We finally arrived at the office, and I was grateful to see there were only a couple ladies in the waiting room. Whew. We march up to the front desk for me to sign in and Tyler announces, very loudly I might add, "My Mommy has a problem ( I'm standing there knees knocking, thinking Oh dear, what is he going to say) when he finally adds, " she has Carter in her stomach". He said it loud enough that the ladies in the back part of the office also heard and were snickering at his comment. He also had to explain "my problem" to the ultrasound tech.

We had a 15 minute wait to get in for the ultrasound so in the meantime the boys ate their lunch. I had explained to Tyler that he was going to see pictures of Carter today, and he wanted to bring his camera so he could be in on the picture taking fun. ha . The neat thing about the ultrasound tech is number one she is a Christian, and number two she has been there for years so she has done all my boys ultrasounds. She was showing me close up pictures of this little guys face, and he has chubby cheeks all ready. He weighs in at 3 pounds 9 ounces and is in the 55th percentile. ( I guess 50% is the normal range) He is doing great, and she decided that he looks just like his brothers. Cute. :)

We survived the ultrasound. Zach sat in his stroller, and Tyler was impressed because he could hear Carter's heart beating. We were in the ultrasound room for close to 30 minutes and then we had to wait a bit for the Doctor's appointment.

Did I mention this appointment was scheduled during their nap times? By this point we were beyond nap time and the natives were getting restless. Tyler did great until the midwife came in the room, and  he decided he couldn't sit still any longer. He entertained himself by twirling the chairs, digging through the diaper bag etc. Unfortunately, there was only so much I could do while she measured the baby, checked his heart beat, and tried to carry on a conversation. Then he began trying to get my midwife's attention by calling her , Sir. I quickly explained that we are teaching him Sir's and Maam's and he doesn't always get it right. Thankfully she has a good sense of humor and is very understanding. We were in the office for about an hour and fifteen minutes in all, and let's just say it was a memorable experience. Just for the record, both boy's fell asleep on the way home.

Here is a clip of Zach and his NaNa (guitar). We get so tickled at the way he has to tap his one foot while playing all two strings of the guitar. Ignore our lovely singing, and choice of song. :)


  1. I've just been catching up on all of your posts. I love reading your "words." You are still the same Tonya I grew up with, and I love it! You bring joy to my day!

    Love you!

  2. I'm over from Kelly's Korner...the "almost 3" caught my attention. Our G was 4 in Feb, H will be 2 in June, and boy #3 will be arriving in May! I've glanced through a few of your posts...sounds like we have a lot in common. I, too, have gotten tons of random/rude-ish comments this time around, and Carter made our very short list this time around!
    Congrats and good luck!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Congrats on baby #3! Your boys are too cute. Have a good weekend :)

  4. Hey I just came from kelly's korner. Congrats on baby #3! I have two sweet boys right now and can't wait for more :) p.s. glad you survived your appointment with it being at nap time :)


  5. Don't forget that great-aunties can babysit when you are in a pinch. I need the practice! ;-). Dixie